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Cannacurio #43: Where Will the Next Cannabis Licenses Be Issued?

Cannacurio #43: Where Will the Next Cannabis Licenses Be Issued?

While many focus on the big license producing states like California, Oklahoma, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon where over 83% of the nation’s licenses are issued, we miss out on other states that are quietly issuing licenses or are evaluating their programs. 

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

Cannacurio #42: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard February 2021

So far this year, 14 states have added a total of 276 new cannabis dispensaries/retailers. The largest contributor was not California nor Oklahoma - it was Arizona. Read on for more details.

Who Will Win Licenses in Georgia?

Who Will Win Licenses in Georgia?

Georgia’s Access to Medical Cannabis Commission will bestow only six cannabis business licenses. The state has received almost 70 applications already, but the applicant information is not public. We've deduced some of the likely applicants.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 32 with Robert Mohr and Haley Hayes of PeopleGuru

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 32 with Robert Mohr and Haley Hayes of PeopleGuru

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Robert Mohr, Cannabis Channel Manager, and Haley Hayes, Sales Executive, from PeopleGuru, a cloud-based and cannabis-friendly HR payroll, human capital management, and technology provider.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 31 with Lewis Koski of Metrc

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 31 with Lewis Koski of Metrc

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss speak with Lews Koski, Chief Operating Officer of Metrc, a leading seed-to-sale track-and-trace technology company for the cannabis and hemp industries.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Licenses 2018-2020

Cannacurio: Cultivation Licenses 2018-2020

After waiting for some late Oklahoma license renewals to settle, we wanted to show the growth in cultivation licenses over the last three years. As we shared throughout 2020, the license growth has primarily occurred in California and Oklahoma. They account for 70% of the active cultivation licenses in the US, up from 67% in 2019 and 51% in 2018.

Dispensary and Retailer Leaderboard Year-End 2020

Dispensary and Retailer Leaderboard Year-End 2020

Since starting the Cannacurio series last year, the leaderboard blog posts have garnered a significant amount of interest. We have been crunching and adjusting the numbers to show what happened in 2020 and focused on the total number of active licenses in effect because this view takes into account terminated and non-renewed licenses.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 30 with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith of Sana Packaging

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 30 with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith of Sana Packaging

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss new adult-use cannabis licenses from Arizona and Colorado license expiration data as well as hemp licenses North Carolina. We also speak with James Eichner and Ron Basak-Smith, co-founders of Sana Packaging, a sustainable cannabis and hemp packaging company.

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 29 with Lisa Jordan of Canna Advisors

Cannacurio Podcast Episode 29 with Lisa Jordan of Canna Advisors

In the latest episode of the Cannacurio Podcast from Cannabiz Media, my co-host, Amanda Guerrero, and I discuss cannabis licenses from Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Colorado as well as 2020 trend data. We also speak with Lisa Jordan, VP of Marketing for Canna Advisors, a cannabis industry consulting company that helps cannabis entrepreneurs win licenses and grow their businesses.

New Programs and New Licenses in 2021

New Programs and New Licenses in 2021

A year ago, I started writing Cannacurio blog posts where I dug into the “data vault” and shared what I hoped were interesting insights about the data. Topics included new hemp programs, violations as well as the more straightforward license tracking.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

We last looked at cannabis cultivation licenses in early fall and today’s post is an update on new licenses issued as well as total licenses. In September California and Oklahoma have been responsible for over 89% of the new cultivation licenses.

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (November 2020 Update)

Since our last update in late summer, dispensaries and retailers have continued to enter the marketplace adding 1,422 new licenses since January 1. Those licenses represent a 20% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.

Cannacurio: Cannabis Software Stack - Revisited (Nov. 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cannabis Software Stack - Revisited (Nov. 2020 Update)

This summer we published our first Cannabis Software Stack Report. We juxtaposed state license counts against the 320 companies that connect to METRC and Leaf Data Services in WA.

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

Cannacurio: Nevada Industrial Hemp Overview

The Nevada Department of Agriculture is the entity responsible for providing support to industrial hemp growers, seed producers and handlers. The Department defines these categories as follows:

Cannacurio: License Insights from the Edible Arrangements Trademark Suit

Cannacurio: License Insights from the Edible Arrangements Trademark Suit

There has been a lot of coverage about a trademark lawsuit between Edible Arrangements and Green Thumb Industries. In the articles we’ve reviewed, we have seen no mention of the fact that the Edible Arrangements ...

Cannacurio: Arkansas Violations

Cannacurio: Arkansas Violations

Cannabiz Media recently worked with an Arkansas-based intermediary to obtain copies of complaints, violations and fines issued by the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division (ABC). We were furnished with 60 pages of documents that outlined 56 violations committed by 12 of the state’s license holders.

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (August 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Cultivation Leaderboard (August 2020 Update)

We last looked at cannabis cultivation licenses through midyear and today’s post is an update on new licenses issued as well as total licenses. At midyear California and Oklahoma have been responsible for over 90% of the new cultivation licenses.

Cannacurio: Beneficial Owners, Backers & True Parties of Interest

Cannacurio: Beneficial Owners, Backers & True Parties of Interest

Connecticut is unique in that it requires “backers” of marijuana producers and dispensary facilities to get a license. The fee is $100 per year and it is tied to the supervisory license of a producer or dispensary.

Cannacurio: One Regulator To Rule Them All!

Cannacurio: One Regulator To Rule Them All!

As the licenses in the Cannabiz Media database broke the 100,000 threshold earlier this year, we looked for ways to help our users take better advantage of all this information. Jason Kikel, our Director of Regulatory Research came up with the most recent enhancement ...

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (July 2020 Update)

Cannacurio: Dispensary & Retailer Leaderboard (July 2020 Update)

Through July 2020 new dispensaries and retailers continue to enter the marketplace. So far this year we have tracked 781. Those licenses represent an 11% increase from the 6,927 at the beginning of the year.